Fulham agree deal with Visit Florida
Championship side Fulham FC have renewed their front-of-shirt sponsorship deal with tourism board Visit Florida for the 2016/17 season.
The deal is reported to be worth US$1.25 million (approximately £950,000), and continues Fulham owner Shahid Khan’s long affiliation with the area.
A Florida native, Khan also owns the NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars and has been a political backer of Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida since 2011.
The deal also includes a tie-in between Fulham and the Jaguars when the NFL side face off against the Indianapolis Colts at Wembley Stadium in one of the sport’s annual London fixtures.
‘I am elated to have Visit Florida returning to Fulham,’ wrote Khan in a blog post.
‘I believe this is one of the more distinctive and imaginative partnerships, not only in football, but in sports.’